Engraved lighter from a displaced persons camp
Cinecitta (Displaced persons camp);
Personal Equipment and Supplies
- Object Type
Cigarette lighters (tgm)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Tibor Stern
Engraved lighter made for Tibor Stern by a Spanish acquaintance as a memento of Tibor's stay in the Cinecitta displaced persons camp in Rome, Italy, after World War II. In 1942, Tibor tried to escape from Nazi-allied Hungary, but was caught and sentenced to 10 years hard labor. In 1945, he was sent to Dresden and placed under SS control to help clean debris after the bombing of the city, then taken on a death march until he was liberated by Russian forces. He ended up in the Cinecitta DP camp, from which he emigrated to the United States in 1948.
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Also in Tibor Stern collection
The collection consists of artifacts, documents, and photographs relating to the experiences of Tibor Stern following the Holocaust.
The papers consist of 16 photographs, documents, and a postcard related to Tibor Stern's experiences living as a displaced person at the Cinecittà DP camp in Italy immediately following the Holocaust and his immigration to the United States.